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    • The Best of Saki - Volume 1

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good performance of storytelling Saki

    • By P O. on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Holy Terrors

    • Nine Stories
    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is recognized as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. Holy Terrors (published in 1946, a year before his death) is a collection of 14 short stories of which nine are very short and are included in this recording. They are: “The Rose Garden”, “Psychology”, “The Soldier's Rest”, “The Cosy Room”, “The Ceremony”, “Holy Things”, “The Turanians”, “The Happy Children”, and “Munitions of War”.

    Regular price: $4.90

    • The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    • By: Rudolf Erich Raspe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    This is the first volume of The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe. The Baron relates his fantastical experiences and exploits, telling of the many singular incidents such as climbing to the moon on a beanstalk, riding on a cannon ball, being swallowed by a fish and being rescued from its insides, flying on an eagle from Margate to America, and many other incredible adventures, and challenges anyone who doubts him, asserting he is "a traveler of veracity!"

    Regular price: $5.60

    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love, and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - "nevermore."

    Regular price: $1.75

    • The Damned Thing

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and the macabre Can Such Things Be was first published in 1893. One of it's most frightening tales, "The Damned Thing", tells of the horrifying slaughter of a man by a supernatural and invisible "Thing"!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good mystery

    • By Linda Warren on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $3.50

    • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • By: Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the famous Alice books also wrote many poems notably in the humorous and nonsense genres. "The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits)", published in 1876 and possibly his best known and most accomplished verse, is presented here together with another of his longer poems, "Phantasmagoria" and "Melancholetta", "Sea Dirge", "Size and Tears", plus five poems from Alice.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • Favorite Children's Poems

    • By: Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a collection of 41 favorite classic children's poems by some of our best loved writers, including Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling, and others.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

    Regular price: $3.50

    • The Best of Saki, Volume 2

    • By: Saki
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this second volume, there are 22 glittering examples.

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Moth and Other Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    H. G. Wells, best known for his science fiction novels, wrote many short stories which had the same engaging qualities as his major works. Strange, disturbing, but full of wit and humour, here are nine of them: "The Moth", "In the Avu Observatory", "The Stolen Bacillus", "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid", and five more.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • More Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting selection and great narrator

    • By Die Falknerin on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oscar Wilde's classic comic ghost story was the first of his short stories to be published, in February 1887. It relates the experiences of Mr. Hiram B. Otis, an American minister, and his family when they move into Canterville Chase, an ancient pile haunted by the previous owner's dead ancestor, Sir Simon. Of course, Mr. Otis declares, "There is no such thing, sir, as a ghost", and all of Sir Simon's hauntings have no effect on the skeptical American family, with the exception of the daughter, Virginia, despite his most strenuous efforts.

    Regular price: $5.60

    • Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman

    • By: E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The first collection of the exploits of A.J. Raffles and his friend Bunny Manders was published as The Amateur Cracksman in 1899. The characters of Raffles and Bunny were possibly inspired by his brother-in-law's creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, although they are on the opposite side of the law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The flip side of Sherlock Holmes

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best possible reading of this best possible story

    • By Z. Peterson on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Eliza

    • By: Barry Pain
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Eliza was the first volume of the Eliza Stories by Barry Pain (1864-1928). It was published in 1900 and was the first of these stories that appeared in cheap editions and were sold on railway bookstalls. The stories were hugely popular and made Pain's name. Although the book is titled Eliza, it is her husband who is its comic hero.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • Poems

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Although Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is known mainly for his tales of the macabre and the supernatural, and is an acknowledged master of those genres, he thought of himself primarily as a poet. Here is a collection of over 30 of his poems, including two of the best known: "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee".

    Regular price: $5.60

    • The Red Hand

    • By: Arthur Machen
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was a Welsh author known for his works of horror and the fantastic. He is acknowledged as an influence on modern writers of supernatural fiction. His story "The Red Hand" (1895) tells of a grisly murder committed with the most unusual of weapons, an ancient stone axe.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • Ghost Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    E.F. Benson (1867-1940) is probably best known today for his sparkling, comic Lucia novels. In his own day, it was his ghost stories which were his most popular works. This collection of 10 stories exemplifies Benson's fine literary style and his ability to create the most frightening of ghostly and macabre tales.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of its finest exponents. From the humorous to the tragic to the gruesome, with an economy and precision of language, his stories can delight or disturb. Here are 10 of them.

    Regular price: $5.60

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